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a close but nonsexual relationship between two men.
Either and both are fine as long as it's consensual. Intimate physical contact between men (regardless of sexual orientation) can be so masculine, comforting and bonding. It can also be highly erotic, depending on the situation and the desire of the men involved.
"appropriate" is in the eye of the beholder. I for one am no stranger to physical encounters with other like-minded men, but I don't have any desire to kiss. I also agree with what another has said on that I don't think I'd be as comfortable partaking in activities like these with someone who had or was harboring romantic inclinations towards me.
But, that's me. Others will feel different.
I think a bromance should remain a relationship with another bro/buddy that is more platonic. Being naked together, cuddling, maybe light kissing, snuggling etc. cool. Maybe even jack off together. But anything further than that crosses the line into a sex buddy or romantic buddy IMO.
[INSERT PRINCESS BRIDE MEME]"You Keep Using That Word ["bromance"], I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means"bromance/brmans/Learn to pronouncenounINFORMALa close but nonsexual relationship between two men.https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bromance
Regardless of the Dictionary definition.
A bromance can be whatever you want it to be, it can be as intimate as you both want it to be, not everything is defined by it's designated ideal. It does not matter as long as it's what you both want and need from that relationship. Other peoples ideas of what a bromance is, do not come into it.